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DC BLOX Data Centers Are Now NIST 800-171 Compliant
[February 08, 2022]

DC BLOX Data Centers Are Now NIST 800-171 Compliant

DC BLOX, a provider of interconnected multi-tenant data centers that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today's digital business, announces they are now NIST 800-171 Compliant. NIST SP 800-171 is a set of standards established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that outlines practices non-federal organizations can use to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). This means DC BLOX is ready to provide its services to Federal government agencies and contractors that are subject to these requirements.

DC BLOX is currently developing the processes and systems that meet the most stringent security requirements to ensure the protection of their customers' data and equipment. In addition to NIST 800-171, DC BLOX is also SOC 2 Type 2 compliant and meets HIPAA / HITRUST standards to protect patient healthcare information. To also ensure infrastructure reliability, DC BLOX's Birmingham data center is certified by Uptime Institute for Tier III design and constructed facilities while all DC BLOX's facilities across its markets share the same reliable design to meet Tier III requirements.

"DC BLOX is pleased to announe the latest in our growing number of compliances and certifications. We take the security and protection of our customers' infrastructure and data extremely seriously, so we will continue our work to support the highest industry standards available," states Kurt Stoever, Chief Operating Officer for DC BLOX.

With the rapidly increasing value and volume of data in government and enterprise, there are enhanced risks to data security that must be considered when selecting a location for the IT infrastructure that manages it. Selecting a provider that conforms to the most stringent data security standards is vital. Compliance to all standards achieved by DC BLOX including NIST 800-171 have been attested to by third party audit firms.

An important element of protecting IT infrastructure in a data center is physical security. DC BLOX's purpose-built facilities adhere to rigorous state-of-the-art standards. Its data centers are built outside 500-year flood plains and earthquake zones. The walls and roof of each facility are designed to withstand 150 mph winds in the case of severe weather. To prevent unauthorized intrusion, the facilities are equipped with perimeter fences and berms, CCTVs with 24x7 monitoring, cover the entire campus right down to the cabinets, with motion detectors and RADAR imaging systems.

Inside the facility, 24x7-manned guard stations are protected with ballistic resistant glass and walls. Tiered multi-factor authentication protects access to the common areas, mantrap, data halls pods and customer cabinets.

With an aggregation of government agencies and contractors in the region, DC BLOX's Huntsville data center is now ready to serve executive branch agencies, defense contractors and any organization that handles, possesses, shares, and receives Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

To learn more about DC BLOX and its certifications, please visit


DC BLOX owns and operates interconnected multi-tenant data centers that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today's digital business. DC BLOX's private network fabric and robust connectivity ecosystem enable access to built-in carriers, Internet exchanges, public cloud providers, and DC BLOX data centers to businesses across the Southeast. DC BLOX's data centers are located in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, SC, with High Point, SC in development. For more information, please visit, call +1. 877.590.1684, and connect with DC BLOX on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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